Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Assistant Director of Externships (Whittier Law School campus)
Associate Director of Development
Associate Director of Web Strategy
CAAS Program Assistant
CAAS Program Assistant: Student Athlete Academic Services
Campus Safety Officer- Full Time
Career Development Analyst- Part Time (Whittier Law School campus)
Director of Advancement Services
Director of Career & Professional Development  
Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Music Department Secretary
Recruitment Manager (Whittier Law School campus)
Registrar
Pool of Eligible Temporary Staff (P.O.E.T.S)  


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EXTERNSHIPS
​(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks a motivated Assistant Director of Externships. The Assistant Director of Externships  supervises and advises students in externship placements, reviews student work, conducts placement site inspections, attends local bar association events, develops new externship placement opportunities, and possibly teaches a companion course focusing on Learning from Practice.  Seeks an applicant who wants to help the externship program grow and enjoys working with students, faculty and legal professionals.  

Position Status: Part-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist the Director of Externships with all aspects of externship placements for Law School students, including private, judicial and public placement opportunities. 

  • Supervise and counsel students in externship placements, including reviewing students work assignments. 
  • Potentially teach “Externships:  Learning From Practice” class, which is taken in conjunction with a field placement in a non-profit, court office, government organization, or a private law firm doing pro bono work for academic credit.  
  • Conduct placement site inspections. 
  • Develop new externship placement opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Position Specifications and Requirements:
Previous Experience:

  • Admission to the California Bar
  • 5 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer or the equivalent experience in the legal field

Knowledge and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Juris doctor from ABA accredited law school
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to relate to diverse constituencies
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work collaboratively as member of a team and in a professional manner
  • High motivation and solution-oriented
  • High degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of Whittier Law School and Whittier College

Application:
Please send resume and cover letter to Deirdre M.Kelly, Director of Externships, at dkelly@law.whittier.edu.  


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The Associate Director of Development at Whittier College identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards an active prospect/donor base of individuals to maximize comprehensive private gift support for the College. The Associate Director will devise and execute effective solicitation strategies to secure outright gifts of $50,000 or higher (through estate distributions, trust income, real estate, gifts-in-kind, operating and endowment gifts) as well as deferred gifts (future bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, gift annuity, pooled income fund, and retained life estate gifts). The Associate Director will be responsible for maintaining knowledge of planned giving options, opportunities, and applicable laws.  The incumbent will set goals and evaluate results to ensure that established fundraising goals are met and are in line with the needs and mission of the College. The Associate Director is responsible for contributing to the overall growth of private philanthropy to Whittier College.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate effective goals, objectives, strategies, activities, and benchmarks for securing major and planned gifts for the College.
  • Manage a portfolio of major and planned giving prospects with specific responsibility for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of these assigned individuals from various constituencies.
  • Effectively engage in aggressive outreach to current and new prospects in order to maintain and grow portfolio of major gift donors, by securing 12 visits per month.
  • Effectively articulate the case for support so that individuals "buy in" to the vision/mission/goals of the College.
  • Secure outright gifts (through estate distributions, trust income, real estate, gifts-in-kind, operating and endowment gifts) as well as deferred gifts (future bequests, charitable remainder trusts, life insurance, gift annuity, pooled income fund, and retained life estate gifts) of $50,000 and higher.
  • Recommend and assist with Advancement programming and travel involving the president, vice president for advancement, other vice presidents, and leadership volunteers.
  • Responsible for maintaining knowledge of planned giving options, opportunities, and applicable laws. 
  • Must be able to travel around the region and to other areas of the country.
  • Work effectively with other coworkers to promote and maintain a positive work environment. 

Position Specifications and Requirements:

Previous Experience: 
The candidate will have a rich development background (minimum 3+ years), preferably in higher education, with progressive fundraising experience in major and planned gifts with a proven track record of success.  Must be a highly energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts at $50K+ level. 

Knowledge and Education: 
The candidate must posses exceptional organizational skills, strong written and oral communication skills, effective interpersonal skills, keen attention to detail, proven negotiation and mediation skills, and a creative and positive attitude toward the advancement of Whittier College.  Requires ability to handle multiple assignments with minimum supervision while meeting strict deadlines.  Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) to initiate contacts with potential donors; (2) to develop appropriate cultivation strategies for them, including working with volunteers and senior college administrators; (3) to move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; (4) to make personal solicitations when appropriate; (5) to maintain stewardship contacts with donors. Should have fundraising success working during a comprehensive campaign at a private liberal arts college. Must be able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic advancement plans.  A Bachelor’s degree is required, a Master’s degree preferred.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: sdelgado@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Steve Delgado, Director of Development, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF WEB STRATEGY

Whittier College and the Office of Communications invite applicants for the position of Associate Director of Web Strategy. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director for Web Strategy (ADWS) will be primarily responsible for devising and leading the strategic direction of the College’s website, including exploration of, recommendations for, and implementation/integration of statistical and analytical tools and platforms as well as new media opportunities (including live-streaming, multimedia, social media, and other tools). She/he will be a key player in the development/establishment of related web policies and standards, to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups. The ADWS will also provide expert consultation, leadership, training, and project management for the continuing development and maintenance of Whittier College’s web presence, recommend new web tools and approaches to support the institution’s strategic objectives, as well as work to support and enhance the programs and mission of Whittier College in general, and the Office of Advancement in particular.

The ADWS will assist in the development of high-quality and innovative videos, graphics, photography, slideshows, audio, etc. to help reinforce Whittier’s brand and strategic direction. The ADWS will oversee all video production and post-production working with students and staff from other departments on campus. The ADWS will also coordinate and provide direction to the Sports Information Director regarding web, social media, and multimedia initiatives.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:  
The primary duties for the Associate Director for Web Strategy will include the following:

  • Serve as the primary architect, manager, and advocate of College-wide web strategy. Collaborate, plan and execute the Whittier College website design, navigation, layout, and user experience including graphics, video, audio, hierarchy and architecture.
  • Develop and lead the integration of web strategies across the campus, working with and building support from IT, academic and administrative departments, and other external agencies associated with the maintenance of the institutional site.
  • Work directly with internal departments/constituents to develop user-oriented webpages or microsites that align with the Whittier College brand. Build and produce high quality website components, including preparation of web-ready graphics. Perform web page maintenance, production functions, and constituent training, as needed.
  • Work with IT department to ensure functionality, and to ensure compliance with WWW Consortium (W3C) guidelines and for ADA compliance concerning the WC Web presence.
  • Regularly monitor/track web statistics related to visitor activity, analyze and interpret a variety of data pertaining to site usage, both internal and external.
  • Research and assess technology trends; when possible, integrate new resources into existing web environment.
  • Storyboard, film, and edit high-quality video clips for the Whittier website.
  • Develop multimedia content for use on College website, print publications, electronic channels and social media program.
  • In conjunction with Associate Director of Communications and Associate Director of Digital Communications, will video tape or arrange to have video taken of events and programs for use in promoting a positive image of the College via social media such as YouTube. Either shoots photographs or arranges to have photos taken for use in communications.
  • Lead or assist in the development of web-based electronic communications, forms, vehicles, and other tools as needed to support key institutional initiatives, including those pertaining to fundraising, recruitment, student services, alumni relations, and others.

Requirements:
Previous Experience: Minimum five years experience in web strategy and management, web research, and basic web technologies and platforms; higher education web environment experience preferred.

Knowledge and Education: Must have advanced or strong working knowledge and hands-on experience in web management, graphic layout/design, information architecture, multimedia platforms for the web, and usability concepts, as well as mainstream content management systems, web platforms, applications, and frameworks, and web design programs, etc. Understanding of ADA requirements at state and federal levels. Understanding of web standards and best practices, usability, and cross-browser platform compatibility. Ability to handle multiple projects efficiently, to work under pressure and solve problems quickly and efficiently. Ability to work with multiple levels of clients and consistently deliver outstanding customer service. Must be comfortable learning and working with new technologies and software, often in a fast-paced or deadline-driven environment. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in field related to position preferred.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Ana Lilia Barraza, Director of Communications: abarraza@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Director of Communications, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE


CAAS PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Position Status: Part-time, 10 month, 15-18 hours/week (Hours flexible; Some Evening hours required.)

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour
Starting Date: July 20, 2015     Ending Date: May 20, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct academic success workshops during fall and spring semesters. Including, but not limited to identifying topics, reservation logistics, marketing, and outreach to campus community.
  • Counsel and provide academic services for students on academic probation and warning.
  • Advise undeclared students; assist with course selection and exploring majors.
  • Assist the Academic Support Coordinator with providing support services for the Provisional Student Program participants; assist with academic coaching and managing student case load.
  • Serve as a co-instructor for the college skills development course INTD 70: First Year Seminar-Provisional students.
  • Assist CAAS professional staff with coordinating Exploring Majors Event for First Year students.
  • Assist with researching and developing programing focused on improving student retention and graduation rates.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of academic workshops; produce semester assessment reports.
  • Assist with supervision and training of undergraduate student employee staff. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, or equivalent experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Qualified candidates should have experience working with diverse college level students in academic support environments, programming events, and counseling/advising techniques. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, CAAS Grad Intern Position, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Deadline to apply for position: April 30, 2015 


CAAS PROGRAM ASSISTANT: STUDENT ATHLETE ACADEMIC SERVICES

Position Status: Part-time, 10 month, 15-18 hours/week (Hours flexible; Some Evening hours required.)

Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $13.00 - $15.00 per hour
Starting Date: July 20, 2015     
Ending Date: May 20, 2016

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, develop, and conduct academic success workshops for student athletes/athletic teams during the academic year. Including, but not limited to identifying topics, reservation logistics, marketing, and outreach to campus community.
  • Counsel and provide academic services for student athletes on academic probation and warning.
  • Advise undeclared students; assist with course selection and exploring majors.
  • Assist the Academic Support Coordinator with providing support services for the Student Athlete Academic Program participants; assist with academic coaching, Peer Mentoring Program, and managing student case load.
  • Serve as a co-instructor for the college skills development course INTD 70: Academic Success for Student Athletes.
  • Assist CAAS professional staff with coordinating Exploring Majors Event for First Year students.
  • Assist with researching and developing programing focused on improving student athlete retention and graduation rates.
  • Evaluate and assess the effectiveness of academic workshops; produce semester assessment reports.
  • Assist with supervision and training of undergraduate student employee staff. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree required, currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral degree program in education, psychology, counseling, or related field, or equivalent experience.  Strong written and verbal communication skills required. Qualified candidates should have experience working with student athletes in academic support environments, programming events, and counseling/advising techniques. Current or former student athletes experience is preferred. Candidates will also have insight into the needs of first-generation and/or underrepresented college students, and a commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, CAAS Grad Intern Position, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Deadline to apply for position: April 30, 2015 


CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICER- FULL TIME

Whittier College is seeking a qualified Campus Safety Officer. The successful candidate must be able to interact effectively with students, faculty and staff. Under the general guidance of the Director of Campus Safety, the candidate will perform a variety of duties to ensure the safety of the College Community and campus facilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Patrols campus property, in a vehicle or on foot, to provide security and traffic control
  • Performs physical security checks of campus facilities, ensuring facilities are in use by appropriate personnel
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency radio calls
  • Must be available and ready at any point during shift to respond to community needs
  • Observes, reports, and identifies persons involved in suspicious activities or manner and ensures that unauthorized persons leave the campus and community
  • Enforces campus policies, regulations, and municipal, state and federal laws.
  • Assist local law enforcement as necessary
  • Conducts thorough investigations as assigned and completes detailed reports as to those investigations
  • Participates in crime prevention programs
  • Assist Student Life and Residential Life personnel as required
  • Provides on-campus escorts to College students and personnel as requested
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary under the guidance of the Director, via chain of command

Requirements:

  • High School diploma
  • Required certification; PC 832, Guard card, CPR, First Aid, and AED must be in possession at time of hire. Tear gas and collapsible baton certification required within first month of employment
  • Must have no criminal record
  • Must possess a current CA driver license
  • Experience working campus safety/security/law enforcement in a College or University environment

The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: jaddcox@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.


CAREER DEVELOPMENT ANALYST- PART TIME
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks a motivated a Career Development Analyst to assist the Career Development Office on a part time basis with employment data collection, recording, and reporting at various intervals.  Provide support to students with resume and cover letter reviews as assigned.  Conduct employer outreach as assigned.   Research issues related to employer hiring decisions.  Schedule and hours are intended to be flexible to accommodate bar examination study schedule of Whittier Law School Class of 2014 graduates.     

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Gather employment data from recent graduates for National Association for Law Placement, American Bar Association, and US News and World Report publications.  
  • Develop and maintain documents to record recent graduate employment data.
  • Create process for collecting, recording, maintaining records, and reporting employment data at 15-month interval.
  • Write report on 15-month employment statistics.
  • Research and analyze employment market trends (around hiring decisions).
  • Assist with resume and cover letter review, and employer outreach as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Position Specifications and Requirements: 
Previous Experience:

  • Proficient in basic office software platforms such as Word and Excel. 
  • Prior experience with Symplicity.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Whittier Law School Class of 2014 graduates.

Knowledge and Education:

  • Graduate of Whittier Law School within the last 12 months.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong writing abilities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a professional manner.
  • High degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of Whittier Law School and Whittier College.

Salary:
Commensurate with experience. 

Application:
Please send resume and cover letter to Randolph C. Reliford, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Outreach, at rreliford@law.whittier.edu

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT SERVICES

Under the general supervision of the Vice President, the Director of Advancement Services plans and manages programs related to the use of technology in support of fund-raising, gift processing, donor relations, alumni relations, communications, prospect research, special events, grants office, the college's special programs and database management. The work involves oversight of data collection, maintenance on several different database systems, and reporting of information used to promote participation by alumni, businesses, and other groups in support of donor relations at the College. The Director coordinates and implements information technology strategies to support department initiatives and college goals, and works closely with the other areas in the department to identify information requirements, develops plans for implementation, and in most cases designs and programs the reports, using various technologies. 

In addition, the incumbent manages vendors who support department reporting and other services listed above, that are beyond the scope of Advancement services staff.  The incumbent serves as primary liaison to the Business Office and to the Office of Information Technology, coordinating gift and grant-related processes and reconciliations.

Position Status: Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $65,000.00 - $80,000.00. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the processing of gifts, pledges, pledge payments, and maintenance of constituent demographic data
  • Supervise the integrity of the Advancement databases
  • Supervise the development and maintenance of Advancement reporting systems and business analytics used for regular benchmark reports, ad hoc list pulling, prospect management, business analysis and planning, data control
  • Supervise development and maintenance of web forms for online giving, events, and email solicitations
  • Plan, manage, and implement other projects in support of strategic, tactical, and operational initiatives within Advancement
  • Act as liaison between Advancement and the Business Office for gift ledger reconciliation
  • Develop and maintain web forms for online giving, events, email solicitations. 

Requirements:

Previous Experience:  The candidate will have a minimum 5+ years of experience, preferably in higher education, managing Advancement databases and interfaces, and database operators.  Must have extensive knowledge of business practices, data and reporting requirements, of Advancement Offices from working in or with Advancement Services.  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.

Knowledge and Education: 

  • Understanding of college policies and procedures, goals and missions, CASE standards, and familiarity with the operations of the Advancement Department and its impact on the College.
  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems/information systems; working knowledge of Banner Advancement.
  • Proficiency in using information technology to gather, manage and deliver data sets for business or other use.
  • Skill in managing and supervising staff.
  • Skill in managing technical developers, especially for for Advancement applications.
  • Strong leadership skills and skill in coordinating project activities and schedules.
  • Skill in communicating both orally and in writing

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Human Resources: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE


DIRECTOR OF CAREER & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Whittier College invites applications and nominations for an innovative, goal-oriented Director of Career and Professional Development. Whittier is a vibrant and diverse residential private liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary and experiential learning, service, and leadership. The new Director will thrive in an environment of high expectations, where “students and professors alike reach across academic dividing lines to discover the interconnectedness of ideas.”

This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead in designing innovative career planning and internship services as the College adapts its programs, approaches, and priorities to help students navigate the dynamically changing world of work. The Director must be a creative and visionary leader who enjoys working with an unusually diverse student population and relishes the opportunity to inspire faculty and staff from across the campus to join in preparing graduates for successful entry into professional life.

Reporting to the Vice President and Dean of Students, the Director of Career and Professional Development will provide leadership by implementing emerging trends within the career services field, engaging students from diverse backgrounds in career planning early in their tenure at the College, providing opportunities for students to gain relevant professional experiences and advice, facilitating meaningful connections with academic departments and alumni, and cultivating strong employer partnerships. The Office’s main role is to broker career-related connections among students, faculty, alumni, employers and graduate schools.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in college counseling and career development, Student Affairs (college student personnel, higher education administration, student development, or student services) or an appropriate and related field.
  • At least six years of related student affairs professional experience that involved job search and career development issues.
  • Experience implementing comprehensive career programming, including career and graduate school fairs, mock interviewing, graduate school advising, alumni networking events, and library resources.
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to career services in a liberal arts setting.
  • Proven ability to assess the career development needs of a diverse student population and to provide effective services with limited resources.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use commonly used computer databases and web sources to assist students with job seeking or graduate school exploration.
  • Proven leadership and organization skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in an intimate setting and work effectively as a team member.
  • Experience in using marketing skills to promote events.
  • Knowledge of occupational and labor market trends.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.

Application Procedure and Timeline:
Whittier has partnered with Keeling & Associates, LLC, in this search process. For a confidential discussion about this opportunity prior to applying or nominating, contact Dr. Almeda Jacks at ajacks@keelingassociates.com or (212) 229-4750. Applications should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of 3-5 references with full contact information, none of whom will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All application materials must be submitted electronically to recruiting@KeelingAssociates.com. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT

The office is responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting key data for the work of the college and for communicating results of these efforts to both external and internal constituencies. Working collaboratively with the college’s senior staff and Associate Dean of the Faculty, the Office/Director will provide analyses to inform decision-making by academic leaders, senior administrators, and trustees. The Office/ Director, together with the Dean of the Faculty, will also help develop appropriate assessment mechanisms in academics and assist faculty in efforts improve student learning and maximize educational effectiveness to include work with the curriculum and the co-curriculum.

The Director will lead an office that focuses on the integration of Institutional research and Assessment.  He/she will work closely and coordinate the Institutional Research functions of the Associate Dean of the Faculty, Admissions and Financial Aid, the Associate Dean of the Law School, and the Director of Advancement Services. He/she will also be expected to work closely with the Assessment Committee, a standing committee of the faculty.  There will be a part-time Associate Director of Assessment.

Responsibilities and Skills:

  • The Director should become the IPEDS key holder and coordinate these efforts
  • The Director will be the institutional representative to HEDS and would coordinate other national surveys, including NSSE.  Would also have the primary responsibility for the CDS and submitting data to US News and others.
  • Ability to do Enrollment modeling and retention work, with a model that includes all of enrollment, retention, residential occupancy, study away.   
  • This office should be responsible for the Factbook/Dashboard, working with Academic Affairs on data collection and the President’s office on presentation
  • The Director will establish an IR data bank, coordinating this important task with the Associate Dean of the Faculty.
  • The Director will need to work with Admissions/Financial Aid, the Associate Dean of the Law School, and others on data collection for many surveys.
  • The Director will be responsible, with the Dean of the Faculty, for continuing institutional efforts on assessment aimed at the next WASC visit.
  • Skills/background in social science quantitative research techniques fluency in SPSS, Excel, and Access, ability to quickly pick up the basics of data organization in Banner and to use Argos.
  • In coordination with the Associate Dean of Faculty, the Director will provide data to the President and Senior Staff on academic facilities and curricular issues.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Human Resources: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE


MUSIC DEPARTMENT SECRETARY

Whittier College and the Music Department invite qualified applicants for the position of Music Department Secretary.This position is a window to the community, and effective inter-personal skills are required. This includes, but is not limited to, encouragement of facility use by appropriate off-campus parties, willingness to be present (or arrange for student support) of occasional weekend and evening activities, timely coordination and setup of needed equipment, and professional interaction with students and public.

Position Status: Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Non-exempt
Salary Range: $14.12 - $22.60 per hour. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide efficient and timely office support to the Music Department faculty and all departmental activities.
  • Responsible for facilities calendar and maintenance (EMS), including on-campus maintenance and contracting tuning of pianos and organs, and managing the distribution and repair of College-owned instruments and equipment.  Efficient and timely coordination of equipment and instruments for departmental rehearsals and performances.
  • Responsible for stewardship of facilities when used by campus or community organizations, including scheduling the chapel through the EMS system, collection of use fees, coordinating maintenance and set-up, communicating responsibilities to outside users, administration of contracts and follow-up as necessary.  In consultation with the Music Faculty, determine guidelines for supervision of extra-departmental events in Arnold Hall and Memorial Chapel.
  • Responsible for coordinating and enforcing the departmental budgets, including accounting for all concert proceeds, gifts and other income; administering all accounts/payable, including payment of accompanists, Artists-in-Residence, work-study students, and payments to vendors and campus agencies; maintaining current books for all departmental accounts.  Manages reservations and bookkeeping for the Whittier College Holiday Dinner.
  • Responsibility for recruiting, hiring, scheduling and supervising a corps of work-study students (normally 8-12) for routine work in the office, ushers, ticket sellers, stage hands, sound recorders for concerts, servers and kitchen help for receptions, monitoring and assisting weekend events.
  • Responsible for development and production of all departmental publications, including the Music Department Web Site, Master Schedule, Artist-in-Residence Handbook, Student Handbook, all publicity materials (posters, press releases, mailings), all printed materials related to student recruitment and the Talent Award program, and the Office Policies and Procedures Manual.
  • Responsible, with the Department Chair, for agenda and summary of weekly music faculty meetings.
  • Responsible for maintenance and use of databases of students, mailing lists, and coordination of bulk-mailings.
  • Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the music library, including maintaining the catalogs and data bases, upkeep of the playback equipment, organizing reference and reserve materials, etc.

Requirements:
Musical background preferred; Bachelor’s degree and administrative assistant/secretarial experience required; experience with social media (Facebook/Twitter) preferred; knowledge of Word and Excel required.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references and salary history to Human Resources: whittierjobs@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Whittier, CA 90608. AA/EOE


RECRUITMENT MANAGER
(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

The Office of Career Development at Whittier Law School seeks a bright, detail-oriented, and customer service driven candidate with excellent organization, communication and problem-solving skills for Recruitment Manager.  The Recruitment Manager will oversee and manage the Fall and Spring Recruiting Programs, serve as the key point of contact for employer communications, and direct internal office administration.  

Duties will include:

  • Problem Solving - Create systems to effectively and efficiently manage internal and external processes involving employer communications, law school recruiting, employment statics, invoicing, and office management.
  •  Research – Conduct secondary and primary research to understand the market and answer student, employer, and staff questions.
  • Event Planning – Schedule, plan, and promote the Career Development Office and employer events. 
  • Technology – Become adept with Symplicity and other office software to train students and enter data into Symplicity for reporting, record keeping and other reasons.Communication – Interface between students, alumni, and employers and ensure timely communication of employment opportunities and programs to all constituents.  Courteously and effectively resolve problems and complaints.  Author error-free correspondence and marketing materials.  Answer student and employer questions about the Career Development Office and its services, Whittier Law School, and Symplicity, our online recruiting software.
  • Data Collection & Reporting – Assist with collecting and reporting employment data to various entities.
  • Supervising – Coordinate and supervise work-study students in implementing programs and projects.
  • Administrative - Schedule interviews, information sessions, events and counseling sessions.  Complete purchase and reimbursement orders for internal approval.  Answer phone calls.  Update and maintain databases, spreadsheets and forms and ensure accurate job board entries.  Distribute correspondence and marketing materials. Manage program calendar for office. Prepare reports as needed. Assist office with other support at the direction of the Assistant Dean of Career Development. 

Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required, Juris Doctor, preferred; highly detail-oriented with excellent organization and follow-up skills; strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication acumen with customer-service orientation; analytical and problem-solving aptitude with ability to synthesize information independently and learn quickly;  skilled in multi-tasking, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment; self-directed with ability to work flexible hours during peak times with minimal supervision; and impeccable judgment in dealing with sensitive and confidential information.  Knowledge of the legal job market and law firms is strongly preferred. 

How to Apply: To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and your salary requirement to Assistant Dean of Career Development Office and Employer Outreach at rreliford@law.whittier.edu


REGISTRAR

Whittier College seeks an experienced administrator who has expertise in student information and database systems and a cooperative work style to become the College Registrar. Under the direction of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, the College Registrar provides leadership and administrative oversight for the institution’s database management and strategic operational supervision of student records and registration, documents, and systems support. The Registrar also is responsible for commencement and degree audit protocol. Additionally, this administrative leader implements and maintains new applications of technology and upgrading/enhancement of existing systems while providing quality assurance and integrity of data. The Registrar works closely and collaboratively with other administrators and departments to ensure compliance to existing policies and procedures.

Position Status: Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status: Exempt
Salary Range: $100,000 - $120,000. Salary will commensurate with experience, skills and knowledge.

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates leadership while successfully managing the operation of the Office of the Registrar
  • Supports administrative software packages; creates, supervises, and performs end-user training in the use of these administrative software packages
  • Work closely with the Director of Information Technology to ensure the technological infrastructure will support the effective and efficient delivery of student information
  • In conjunction with IT, safeguards academic information, focusing on data integrity, security, information flow, maintenance, developments, and enhancements
  • Reviews business processes and provides end-user assistance and programming to create a more efficient system
  • Administers systems associated with Banner, including Luminus and Web For products (my whittier.edu)
  • Administers the integration of data between Banner and non-Banner products, such as DegreeWorks
  • Responsible for post-implementation and regular maintenance of DegreeWorks; oversees script updates (using Scribe for new degree requirements, and changes to existing degree requirements)
  • Develops user-oriented documentation manuals and other types of materials used for information distribution, training, operational, or procedural purposes
  • Maintains currency in new developments and technology, and recommends and implements as appropriate
  • Manages the design concept of the Registrar Web Site, making updates, as necessary
  • Represents the College as appropriate in its relationships within the community, government agencies, professional societies, and similar groups
  • Resolves Student Information Systems and student affairs issues
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates personnel in the Office of the Registrar and serves as the budget control officer for the department
  • Provides professional guidance and leadership related to “student rights to privacy” (FERPA), retention of records, security and management of student records, and information management
  • Supervises the storage and purging of paper files
  • Counsels students regarding academic records, registration, grades, enrollment eligibility, academic probation, and graduation
  • Oversees the processing of class rosters and grades
  • Oversees the publication of the bi-annual electronic College Catalog
  • Prepares and recommends the annual academic calendar (two years in advance) for approval by the Dean of Faculty
  • Works with office staff, Deans, Department Chairs, Advisors, and Mentors, in the preparation of the Class Schedule and Registration Guide for distribution to faculty, staff, and students
  • Generates reports that provides enrollment, retention, and other information to administration, faculty, advising, and governmental agencies
  • Works closely with the Director of Institutional Research, the Associate Dean of the Faculty, Enrollment Management, and others on campus to provide data for Institutional Research
  • Provides state, federal, and accreditation reports (Census, HEDS, IPEDS, WASC, US News, Princeton Review, etc.)
  • Identifies candidates for honors, including dean’s list, graduation, Distinction in the Major, and other academic honors
  • Identifies students who have not met academic progress standards
  • Monitors student Honors/Probation and submits to the Academic Standards Committee, Deans, and Faculty Advisors/Mentors
  • Ensures production of the commencement program
  • Supervises the updating of records/files, including the final posting of degrees, majors, certificates, honors, etc.
  • Directs the Academic Resource room allocation (classroom scheduling)
  • Conducts all aspects of Academic Registration, including, but not limited to, registration appointment times, holds, and waitlists
  • Represents the College at professional meetings involving Registrar/Student Information System administration and on appropriate committees, such as Educational Planning, Academic Review, Academic Standards, Enrollment and Student Affairs, Graduation, etc.
  • Represents the Office of the Registrar with various organizations, including AACRAO and PACRAO
  • Maintains Banner validation tables related to Student, CAPP, Web for Student, etc.
  • Submits NSLC (National Student Loan Clearinghouse) report
  • Reviews and approves/disallows petitions pertaining to registration issues
  • Submits technical issue work orders for Elucian/Banner-related issues
  • Coordinates and presents Registration Orientations for new Students, Spring Transfer Students, and Fall Freshmen/Transfer students
  • Assist in IPED reporting and entering data

Requirements:
Applicant must have at least a master’s degree in Business Administration, Management Systems or Information Technology, or a related field, and a minimum of five years of relevant experience. Must be an effective leader and manager with the ability to enlist the cooperation of individuals at all levels within the College. Technological sophistication is essential. Proficiency in Microsoft Access is required. Candidates also must have expertise in student information systems and databases, including: Banner DegreeWorks Audit System Microsoft Office

Nomination and Application Process:
Letters of nomination should include full contact information of the person being nominated, specifically the person’s name, institution, email, and phone number. Applications should include a cover letter, current resume, and five references. Reference will not be contacted without prior notification. Nominations and applications must be submitted to: Whittier@myersmcrae.com

Review of application is underway. For best consideration, submit application materials by April 13, 2015.

Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting Whittier College with this search. For questions or confidential inquiries, contact the Myers McRae Consultant: 
Kenny Daugherty
Executive Vice President and COO
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting
515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200 | Macon, Georgia 31201
(478) 330-6222 | http://www.myersmcrae.com


POOL OF ELIGIBLE TEMPORARY STAFF (P.O.E.T.S.)

Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to whittierjobs@whittier.edu.

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